As part of Qatar National Vision 2030, Qatar is committed to building a digital economy to generate value for businesses and unlock benefits for Qatari society. This has set an unprecedented demand for the latest emerging technologies to unlock the potential of empowering the private sector and driving the advancement of the nation to lead industry 4.0.
TASMU Digital Valley, in partnership with Qatar Free Zones Authority and British Embassy, Qatar is organizing a webinar to share insights on Qatar’s emerging digital market as well as market potential for foreign investors.
Moderator Remarks & Introduction
By Asad Jillani and Rima El-Keilani
Overview of Qatar Digital Ecosystem and Digital opportunities
By Yazen Al Safi
Overview of Qatar Free Zones
By Fahad Al-Kuwari
British Business Information Briefing
By Daniel Phillips
Q+As & Discussion
This webinar welcomes UK digital companies of all sizes (startups, SMEs and MNCs) geared towards innovative solutions and emerging technologies.
Yazen Al Safi | Digital Industry Development Director, Ministry of Transport & Communications
Fahad Al-Kuwari | Head of Markets Intelligence, Qatar Free Zone Authority
Fahad Al Kuwari joined the QFZA in 2019 as the Head of Markets Intelligence, after having spent the vast majority of his career within the Energy Sector. Al Kuwari began his career with Qatar Petroleum’s Strategic Planning unit as an Economist and Policy Analyst; after which he spent two years at the OPEC HQ in Vienna as the head of Energy Studies.
After earning his master’s degree from the Ecole Superieur de Commerce de Paris, he was tasked with the position of “Head of Energy Policy” at the Ministry of Energy and Industry where he led delegations to the OPEC and became the youngest co-chair of the Economic Commissions Board of the organization in their history.
Today, Al Kuwari is the Head of Markets Intelligence with the Qatar Free Zones Authority; where he is in charge of all lead generation, and pipeline health; while recommending market entry strategies and leading stakeholder engagement strategies for the organization.
Al Kuwari is fluent in Arabic, English, German, and French.
Daniel Phillips | Deputy Director and Energy & Advanced Manufacturing Lead, Department of International Trade Doha
An Electrical Engineer by trade, Daniel began his career working for RioTinto within the smelting industry from 2003 to 2009.
In 2010, Daniel joined the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD), where roles in both Engineering and Project Management have expanded across: Submarines, Air Platforms and Land Systems, most recently working within the GCC as a Portfolio Leader and Head of PMO.
Daniel joined the Department for International Trade (DIT) Doha in mid-2019 as the Deputy Director, with a role of supporting UK businesses in exporting to the market, overcoming access barriers as well as seeking inward investment into the UK. In addition, Daniel has the leading responsibility of developing opportunities within the Energy and Advanced Manufacturing Sectors in Qatar.